Police noticed a black motorcycle traveling Northbound on W.S. Young Drive Wednesday at about 12:15 am. KilleenPDNews.com When they noticed the motorcycle commit a traffic violation officers turned to follow.

The motorcycle then turned westbound onto Stagecoach Road and took off at a high rate of speed. Police traveled down Stagecoach Road attempting to catch up to the motorcycle but they soon found the bike laying in the roadway and the rider in a nearby parking lot.

As police investigate the crash they found the person riding the motorcycle was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve and crashed into a retaining wall. The motorcycle then crashed into a tree. The identity of the rider is 21-year-old Caden Shunk. He was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 12:58 a.m. Shunk's body has been sent for autopsy in Dallas.